We bought a new sofa:
We had our last one for pretty much as long as I have been in Japan (over 10 years). It was worn ragged, holes and stains everywhere from the wear and tear of life (i.e. primarily kids), and yeah, it had just met it’s day. So we graduated from our love seat to an actual sofa, being we now have a house that can contain it. We also bought this online, believe it or not, which is a major new thing for us. Really affordable and I find it rather comfy.
On a totally unrelated note, the kids didn’t have school today so they went out to Odaiba to play. Anna ended up going to some “trick art” place with a friend and our camera is full of pictures like the following: